April 2024 BLS Employment Situation — Skilled Trades Sustained Toil Drives Growth

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the April 2024 Employment Situation, their comprehensive overview of how job growth and shrinkage month-over-month can be used as supplemental context for economic conditions. The report showed that there were only 175,000 jobs added to the labor market last month, a significantly lower amount of growth […]

April 2024 BLS Employment Situation — Skilled Trades Sustained Toil Drives Growth

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the April 2024 Employment Situation, their comprehensive overview of how job growth and shrinkage month-over-month can be used as supplemental context for economic conditions. The report showed that there were only 175,000 jobs added to the labor market last month, a significantly lower amount of growth […]

New DOL Overtime Regulation Threatens to Aggravate Existing Hiring and Retention Challenges

Earlier this week, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final ruling on the overtime regulations governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) — further exacerbating the existing talent crisis in skilled labor sectors.  The ruling raises the minimum salary threshold for employees exempt from overtime pay. Currently, an exempt employee must receive a […]

6 Surprising Ways to Leverage ChatGPT for Better Healthcare Hiring 

By Matt Ericksen, Griswold and Kelsey Gunderson, Hireology As the demand for skilled healthcare talent continues to rise amidst changing worker expectations, many healthcare organizations cite hiring and retention as a top business challenge. From the lack of skilled RNs and CNAs to high instances of candidate ghosting, the challenge is multifaceted. But without a […]

The New Federal Nursing Home Staffing Mandate Presents Major Challenges. Here’s How to Win.

Earlier this week, the White House announced the release of the final minimum staffing requirements, effective immediately. The final rule deviates from the original proposal, presenting even more challenges. The new staffing standards consist of three main components: At first glance, the rule appears to be nearly impossible to implement given the existing shortage of […]